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Translation Services German-English

ink pen on paper sprouting treesAs a German-American novelist I’ve lived about one half of my life in Germany and the latter half in the U.S. Because of my full-time author career and my focus on the English language, I’m highly qualified to do German-to-English translation, ranging from letters to novel manuscripts. Novels are my specialty as I have developed thorough expertise in writing fiction.

However, as a former marketing and PR professional I’m also well-suited to translate non-fiction and business-related materials.

Translation Costs

Typically I charge between $0.12 and $0.18 per word, depending on the type of document and technical difficulty. Most novels will lie in the $0.12-0.15 per word range. Turn round times depend on document length and my personal workload. I will do my best to fit into your schedule. Some minimum charges apply, for instance in the case of a single letter.

Payment Terms

Payments can be made via PayPal or bank transfer, whatever is easiest. Please contact me for more information and to request a sample translation. I charge one half up front and the remaining half is payable within 15 days of receipt.